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Why You Should Attend
Faculty will discuss best practices as well as common challenges that can arise in administrative proceedings and useful strategies for handling those challenges. Practical skills – from preparing and examining witnesses to introducing evidence and creating the record – will be addressed.
What You Will Learn
- Overview of forums
- Requesting hearings
- Locating and preparing witnesses
- Preparing your case
- Using evidence
- Statements and briefs
- Striving to have your administrative proceeding resemble a legal proceeding
- Creating the record and looking toward a possible appeal
- Understanding Article 78 proceedings and judicial review
- Best practices and strategies
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for pro bono, legal services, and public interest attorneys who provide representation for low income-clients involved in government benefits related administrative proceedings, including cases concerning public assistance, social security, Medicaid, entitlement to special education services, and housing assistance, such as Section 8 or public housing. If you are currently handling or are interested in handling an administrative hearing on behalf of a pro bono or low-income client, you will benefit from this program.